San Antonio Spurs at Denver Nuggets - 10/22/21 NBA Picks and Prediction
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Denver Nuggets (1-0) vs San Antonio Spurs (1-0)
Game Info: Friday, October 22, 2021 at 9:00 pm (Ball Arena)
Betting Odds: Denver Nuggets -8 -- Over/Under: 219 Click Here for the Latest Odds
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The San Antonio Spurs and Denver Nuggets meet Friday in NBA action at the Ball Arena. The San Antonio Spurs look for a 2-0 start after beating up on the Magic. The Denver Nuggets look for another win after upsetting the Suns.
The San Antonio Spurs are averaging 123 points on 50 percent shooting and allowing 97 points on 40.7 percent shooting. Devin Vassell is averaging 19 points and two rebounds, while Lonnie Walker IV is averaging 17 points and six rebounds. Derrick White is the third double-digit scorer and Dejounte Murray is dishing eight assists. The San Antonio Spurs are shooting 43.3 percent from beyond the arc and 66.7 percent from the free throw line. The San Antonio Spurs are allowing 31 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 43 rebounds per game.
The Denver Nuggets are averaging 110 points on 53 percent shooting and allowing 98 points on 41.4 percent shooting. Nikola Jokic is averaging 27 points and 13 rebounds, while Will Barton is averaging 20 points and six rebounds. Michael Porter Jr. is the third double-digit scorer and Jeff Green is grabbing one rebound. The Denver Nuggets are shooting 43.6 percent from beyond the arc and 55.6 percent from the free throw line. The Denver Nuggets are allowing 37.8 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 46 rebounds per game.
The Spurs are 14-6-1 ATS in their last 21 road games and 2-5-1 ATS in their last 8 games as an underdog. The Nuggets are 8-20 ATS in their last 28 Friday games and 1-4 ATS in their last 5 games overall. The over is 5-1 in Spurs last 6 overall. The over is 5-1 in Nuggets last 6 home games. The over is 4-1 in the last 5 meetings.
The San Antonio Spurs were impressive in their season opener, and while it came against the Magic, they have a lot of guys who just go out there and produce. We cashed in the Denver Nuggets as underdogs in their season opener, and they're still a great team even without Jamal Murray. However, this line is a bit steep when you consider the Spurs just find ways to hang around and compete. The Spurs have also had great covering success on the road, dating back to last season. Give me the points.
Randy’s Pick San Antonio Spurs +8
AUTHOR: Randy Chambers
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